Bear Boxes

Youth Conservation Corps workers moving a bear box into place at a campground.
Youth Conservation Corps workers moving a bear box into place at a campground.

NPS / Jacob W. Frank

 

Did you know Yellowstone is working to install bear-proof food storage boxes in all 1,907 roadside campground sites? These boxes improve visitor safety and promote the conservation of black and grizzly bears by reducing the need to kill bears in management actions. To date, employees like Kerry Gunther and Yellowstone Youth Conservation Corps members have installed 943 boxes throughout the park. This project is funded in part by our official non-profit partner, Yellowstone Forever.

"A fed bear is a dead bear. Bear-proof food storage boxes reduce the potential for attacks and property damage, enhance the visitor experience by making food storage regulations easy to comply with, and protect the bears that people come to the park to see." - Bear Biologist Kerry Gunther

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Last updated: September 24, 2020

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